the lead partner


Lead Partner - Graduate School of Construction and Engineering Caen

Based in France, the ESITC Caen laboratory develops relationships with companies, professionals and academic bodies in the construction sector, particularly in the field of sustainable construction and eco-materials.

Through its themes (Materials Engineering, Environmental Geotechnics, Energy and Environment, and Marine Infrastructures), the laboratory meets the needs of companies and professional collaborations throughout their project with materials and eco-materials of construction: characterization of materials (mechanical, geotechnical, microstructural), formulation of concrete and materials based on hydraulic binders, recovery and recycling of industrial and agricultural co-products, geotechnical engineering, and environmental impact (LCA). A thesis is underway on earth-fiber materials to develop sustainable materials with optimized mechanical, thermal and acoustic performance and their implementation in the field.

the project partners


EQIOM (1500 employees) is a subsidiary of the Irish group CRH, a major player in building materials. EQIOM is active in 4 areas of activity: the production of cement, aggregates, ready-mix concrete and the treatment and recovery of waste. Its products and solutions cover all the needs of the construction industry in France: pre-manufacturers, industrialists, specialized companies and traders. Its technical, logistical and commercial teams help you find the most appropriate solutions for your construction sites.

Communauté d'Agglomération des 2 Baies en Montreuillois

Created from the merger of 3 communities of communes, the Communauté d’Agglomération des 2 Baies en Montreuillois is a public establishment of inter-communal cooperation exercising various and varied competences at the service of the 46 communes that make it up (i.e. a population of 68,000 inhabitants).

In the respect of these competences, the CA2BM has been striving since its creation (01/01/2017) to initiate projects participating in the ecological transition of the territory. In particular, we can mention the following:

Awareness of environmental issues (awareness of waste sorting):

  • The development of electromobility
  • The development and strengthening of intermodality
  • The development of soft circulation

Without forgetting the contractual approaches underway on this topic: the Climate Air Energy Territorial Plan (PCAET), the Ecological Recovery and Transition Contract (CRTE) and the global water program. These elements are necessarily integrated into the territorial project, a project included in the Sustainable Development and Development Project (PADD) of the Local Inter-municipal Urban Planning Plan (PLUI) currently being developed.

University of East Anglia

The University of East Anglia is a public research university located in Norwich, England. Established in 1963, it is a founding member of the 1994 Group of Advanced Research Universities.

The University of East Anglia was ranked 20th in the Times’ Good University Guide 2008 for the UK and 57th for Europe (and among the top 200 in the world) in the Academic Ranking of World Universities published in 2007 by Shanghai Jiao Tong University. In 2013, Shanghai Jiao Tong University was ranked first among UK universities in terms of student satisfaction (according to the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2013).

University Of Central Lancashire

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) was first founded in 1828 and is a leading Modern University, recognised in the QS World Ranking. The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is one of the largest universities in the UK with a student and staff community approaching 35,000, over 500 undergraduate courses and approximately 180 taught postgraduate programmes UClan’s international reputation for research excellence in environmental and ecological and specialised research groups such as The Centre for Waste Management based in the School of Engineering. The Centre’s focus is the practical application of the waste reduction hierarchy and development of new technologies, processes and materials which reduce environmental impacts. A key area of the Centre’s activity is a track record of collaboration with SMEs in best practical environmental options in the design and development of products. The development of stakeholder groups engaged in the generation, pooling and transfer of knowledge have been the building blocks for the growth for the Centre and partner SMEs in economic and social prosperity. A specialist area of research is the construction sector and the development , testing and evaluation of products.

Golfe du Morbihan - Vannes Agglomération

The intermunicipality Golfe du Morbihan – Vannes Agglomeration was created on January 1st, 2017, following the merger of Vannes agglo, Loc’h Community and the Community of Communes of the Rhuys peninsula. Its territory extends over 34 communes.

In order to guide the development for the next 10 years, the agglomeration has validated a climate air energy plan. It actively participates in the regional energy transition networks, and is moving towards a resource-saving territory. It is taking responsibility for the energy transition. It supports local companies in their efforts to achieve circular economies and supports the primary maritime economy.